Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fantastic Kindle Fire Screen Protector

I love my Kindle Fire. I use it an average of six to eight hours a day, so I really want one with more memory, or at least upgradeable memory (not to mention a few other things such as a built in camera and the ability to do USB downloads, etc. would be nice).  Thus I have been eagerly looking forward to the next gen of Kindle Fires.

With that in mind, I went out to take a look at the Screen Protector (which works incredibly well and is easier to install than any screen protector I have ever seen) I use for my Fire to see if it comes in other sizes as the next Kindle Fire will apparently be somewhat larger.

It is unfortunately unavailable at this time but if you are looking for a great Screen Protector for your Kindle Fire, I can wholeheartedly recommend GreatShield EZseal Plus 100% Bubble Free Guaranteed Anti-Glare (Matte) Screen Protector Film Mask for Kindle Fire if it becomes available again, which I very much hope it will as it is absolutely the only brand I would want to use on my new Kindle Fire when I get one.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

River Song and Season 7

I am so happy that my favorite Doctor Who companion ever (River Song) will definitely be in Season 7.

The Mary Sue has a nice series of pictures of River Song from when when Alex Kingston, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were shooting in Cardiff.

Geeks of  Doom offers us a clue that perhaps there might even be a meeting between Captain Jack and River Song in Season 7.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lis Sladen and Mrs. Tom Thumb Autobiographies

One of the things I kept looking forward to once I got my Kindle Touch, was for our library to offer e-books.   Now that it does, I try to take out at least one a month to encourage them to continue the service and hopefully expand their offerings.    One of the areas that I hope they will expand is biographies and autobiographies.

My most recently borrowed book was The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel which is actually a novel, albeit a very well researched one, rather than an actual autobiography.     I enjoyed the book for the portrayal of the life of traveling performers before and after the Civil War but I have to confess I really did not like the main character.   I found her to be extremely self-centered with very few redeeming qualities.   I would recommend the book though for those interested in the time period, including the glimpses into  society life at the time as the Astors and Vanderbilts, etc. entertained Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb on a number of occasions.

The other thing I really enjoy on my Kindle are listening to Audible books.    I came across a new one today that is definitely going to be my next Audible purchase (unless I decide to go for the CD version, I'm still debating).  I want this in either Audible or CD form rather than hard copy (there is no e-book edition yet) because it has a great introduction written and read by David Tennant. Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography (BBC Audiobooks) [Audio CD] .

Below is the YouTube version of the David Tennant foreword.  You can hear in his voice how much he admires Elisabeth Sladen and how enthusiastic he was about his time working with her.    As a Dr. Who fan of many years standing (since the Tom Baker years) for me, this is a must have for my Dr. Who library.